Following our discussion of the Squadron Supreme, Matthew thought it would be a great idea to visit the Supreme Power reboot that kicked off in 2003.

Babylon 5 creator and Amazing Spider-Man writer J. Michael Straczynski presents a new vision of a world about to give birth to its first generation of super-heroes! Follow the origins of these new heroes and anti-heroes – from their birth through adulthood – and examine how their lives and abilities change and shape the world around them. The god-like Hyperion discovers his whole life has actually been an elaborate government-made lie, and his reaction could mean the end of the Earth! Do the world’s other super-powered beings have any chance at stopping Hyperion if the truth sends him over the edge?

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. January 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I am more of a Marvel than a DC guy, so I was curious how a condensed “history” of the JL might play out in a more realistic (that is how Marvel advertises their comics, right?) universe.

    For me, it was a compelling story, which got surprisingly violent at the end (third trade).

    There were a few downpoints, however.

    1. Issue 11, where JMS decides to start telling Hyperion and Power Princess’ origins… in rhyme. That didn’t really work for me.
    2. The treatment of the female characters. I expected more from JMS in this regard, because he did an excellent job with his female characters on Babylon 5. The main females get introduced a lot later than the males, and in the endfight, they don’t even play a role. Disappointing.

    Overall, I would recommend this comic. One should, however, always mention that it’s for mature readers. [Boobies galore! ;)]

  2. January 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    I was reading this monthly, but I think at the time I felt it succumbed to the worst excesses of ‘decompression’. I dropped the book and never finished it.

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